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Cwmshon Cottages

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 160 reviews

Cwmshon Cottages

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden


WINNER of the TOURISM SWANSEA BAY 2012 AWARDS - "Best Self Catering Accommodation"

5 star luxury Victorian miners cottage set beside the tumbling Cwmshon river. Ideal location for both Brecon Beacons; Gower coast and Waterfall Country. Dedicated walkers drying room and secure bike store. Free WI-FI. Log burner. Peaceful location just 10 minutes off M4. Short breaks available - 22% discount for low occupancy.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Swansea 13 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 74 km, Nearest railway: Neath 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

The cottage has a private patio area with BBQ and garden furniture, secure bike lock up and outside washing facility and dedicated walkers drying room with boot racks and heater. We have a selection of adult and some children's bikes you are welcome to borrow free of charge. Private parking for two cars.

Further details

We meet and greet you personally and welcome you with fresh flowers; our home made Welsh tea cake and our own honey and are always on hand for help or advice. We have all the tourist information, guide books and detailed maps you could possibly need as well as our own day trip itineraries we have prepared to help you make the most of your stay. Tell us your particular interests and we are delighted to help you plan your holiday. We welcome children and a high chair, travel cot, stair gate and bottle sterilizer are available.

The South Wales region

Pontardawe is nestled in the beautiful Swansea valley and offers a central location for all South Wales visitor attractions and superb walking; climbing, cycling, horse riding,golfing, surfing and adventure sports opportunities, being close to both the Brecon Beacons and the stunning Gower coastline. The National Showcave Centre for Wales; Carreg Cennan Castle; the National Botanic Gardens of Wales; Aberglasney Gardens; St. Fagans Welsh Folk Museum; Waterfall Country; Afan Mountain Biking Centre, Clyne Gardens; Big Pit National Coal Mining Museum, Llangennith Beach ( one of the 8 best surfing spots in the U.K.) are all within easy reach and whatever your interests, our visitors often say, that even two weeks in this beautiful, diverse and richly cultural area, is just not long enough to enjoy it all. Even in winter the magic is still there - you can enjoy deserted beaches and coastline walks with only the waves and seagulls for company. After exhilarating walking you can enjoy seriously good food in the many Swansea restaurants, then home to put your feet up in front of a roaring fire.


Pontardawe has lots of little shops as well as two supermarkets; several restaurants; a golf course( just over 6100 yards Par 70 with beautiful hilltop views); a swimming pool; gym; leisure centre, its own Theatre and Arts Centre, showing a wonderful variety of live entertainment - all are within a 2 minute drive or 10 - 15 minute walk of the cottage.

Ynysmeudwy ('water meadow of the hermit') lies at the foot of the Gurad mountain. You can roam freely on the many public footpaths that wind through the woods or across open farm and moorland on the mountain, with beautiful views down the Swansea Valley. On a clear day, Mumbles Head beckons invitingly from a sparkling sea.

The Swansea Canal is a 2 minute walk away and from there you can walk along the canal to Pontardawe - 15 minutes - sometimes spotting the rare and beautiful native Kingfisher. Nearby, the wide River Tawe wends its way down the valley to the sea and here you can picnic and sunbath at various points along the river; also cycle or walk on the easy track, often spotting magestic herons that fish along the river. The track is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route network and stretches from Ystragynlais, further up the valley all the way (traffic free) to Swansea (16 kms) and from there along the seafront to the Victorian seaside village of Mumbles with its little boutique shops and eateries.

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19 Aug 2014



Absolutely fantastic accommodation, spotlessly clean, stunning decor, wonderfully comfortable beds. The owners were unbelievably helpful with everything, their knowledge of the entire area was amazing… More

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave your lovely comments! It was such a pleasure to meet you all and welcome you here! We are delighted you had such a lovely holiday and did so much in our area.Warm regards Fiona and Andrew

8 Aug 2014


"a home from home"

The cottage is very much a home from home and kept spotlessly clean - we all found our perfect chair! The generous hospitality, the welcome flowers, cake and honey all put the icing on the cake! The g… More

28 Jul 2014


"Wonderful stay in South-Wales"

We had a wonderful holiday here! Wales is so beautiful to visit - we hadn't enough time to see all the beautiful places.The cottage was very nice en clean en well equiped.The beds were great and … More

Thank you so much dear Belgian family! It was so lovely to meet you all and we were very happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Wales. You did so many things in one week - if you ever want to come back we'd love to welcome you again and there are many more beaches to explore and places to see! Warmest regards Fiona

25 Jul 2014



What a setting for a relaxing holiday! The cottage is very well equipped and a great place to unwind after a busy day. Fiona gave us a fantastic welcome - honey and cake on arrival! Her local knowledg… More

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave your comments! It was so lovely to meet you both and your little girl and I'm so happy you had a lovely holiday in Wales. We hope you'll come back sometime and we can meet your next little one too. Best wishes and warm regards Fiona and Andrew

21 Jul 2014


"Great stay for families"

This was probably one of the best holidays we've had until now. Nothing was missing apart from a pair of scissors. There were even stair gates to secure the stairs for our little one who learned … More

How wonderful to hear this was one of the best holidays you've had!There is now a pair of scissors - there should have been one there - it seems to be something guests are always "borrowing" and I'm forever replacing!Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave a review and we so hope to welcome you back again when the children are older - we have had 7 and 9yr old brothers climb Pen Y Fan - S Wales highest mountain and our favourite! Warm regards Fiona

15 Jul 2014


"Welsh welcome"

" We had a wonderful week in Wales beginning with the warm welcome at the cottage. When booking on-line it is always a "gamble". We could not have been happier - cosy, modern, all ameni… More

14 Jul 2014


"A hidden gem.!"

Thank you for your hospitality Fiona - you are a fantastic host! The flowers and champagne for our second Wedding Anniversary were a lovely touch and the cottage is beautiful! Four nights just didn�… More

It was a real pleasure to meet you both and help make your Wedding Anniversary memorable. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave your comments and we hope we will be able to welcome you back sometime. Warm regards Fiona and Andrew

7 Jul 2014


"This cottage is truly a little piece of "Welsh Heaven""

Beautifully restored, these cottages are truly a delight and great thought has been given to ensure that guests' needs are completely catered for. We have stayed in other self catering cottages… More

Thank you to such a special Golden Wedding Anniversary couple! It was truly a pleasure to make your stay and special occasion as lovely as I could manage and was so pleased you liked the flowers. We wish you continued good health and happiness and hope we will be able welcome you back again soon. Warm regards Fiona

7 Jul 2014


"A wonderful home from home"

Such a cosy, welcoming, well-equipped cottage, and Fiona and Andrew always make sure guests are well informed about the region's must see and do attractions. We'll be visiting again for sure… More

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave your comments - we'd be so delighted to welcome you back sometime! Warm regards, Fiona and Andrew

7 Jul 2014


"Comfortable house in an excellent location."

Many thanks for a wonderful stay - the house is a home from home, every comfort is provided. We were particularly impressed with the folders filled with local information, directions. etc. - lots of w… More

Thank you to my wonderful Irish guests for their lovely comments! It was a pleasure meeting you all and we would be delighted to welcome you back sometime. Warm regards Fiona and Andrew

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